About Us

Library History

On June 15, 1927 the Washington Mother's Club opened a public library in a room of the City Hall.  In 1937, the township voters approved taxes to support the library.  When it outgrew the City Hall in 1950, a new library was built at 301 Walnut.  An addition to that building was built in 1970.  The Sunnyland Branch opened in the Plaza in 1975 to better serve the entire area.  In October 2007, the main library moved to its current location in Five Points Washington.

Upcoming Events

Sep
27
Tue
4:00 pm Lego Club
Lego Club
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lego Club @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Use library-supplied Legos to build original creations that will be displayed for a whole month! Ages: 5+.
6:30 pm CrafTEEN
CrafTEEN
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
CrafTEEN @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Sign-up to make a Halloween Gnome! Grades: 6-12. Registration Required. Call (309) 444-2241 to register.
6:30 pm Sunnyland Game Night
Sunnyland Game Night
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Sunnyland Game Night @ Washington District Library- Sunnyland Branch
Join us for a game night with all of your favorite board games! All ages.
Sep
28
Wed
10:00 am Fall Storytime: Little Listeners
Fall Storytime: Little Listeners
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Fall Storytime: Little Listeners @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Storytime for our littlest friends! Little Listeners is a storytime for beginners with 20 minutes of short stories, rhymes, & songs, to be enjoyed from the comfort of a caregiver’s lap. Storytime is followed by 10 minutes of sensory playtime. Theme: Creepy Crawlies Sensory: Bug Bin Ages: 2-3.
Sep
29
Thu
9:30 am Baby Bounce
Baby Bounce
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Baby Bounce @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Looking for something to do with your child that is not quite old enough for storytime? Baby Bounce is the class for you! Geared towards babies under the age of 2, this lap-sit program is a 30-minute music and movement class that teaches pre-literacy skills and prepares your child for a storytime-like setting. Ages: 0-2.
Sep
30
Fri
9:00 am Library Delayed Opening
Library Delayed Opening
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Library Delayed Opening
Main and Branch libraries will open at 10 AM on the last Friday of each month to allow for all-staff meetings.
10:30 am Fall Storytime: Together Time
Fall Storytime: Together Time
Sep 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Fall Storytime: Together Time @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Storytime fun for the whole family! Together Time is 30 minutes of stories, songs, & rhymes, followed by 15 minutes of activity stations. Stations include craft, sensory bins, and dramatic play. Theme: Creepy Crawlies Craft: Bug on Stick Sensory: Bug Bin Dramatic Play: Move Like an Insect Ages: 3-5.
Oct
1
Sat
10:30 am Medicare Education
Medicare Education
Oct 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Medicare Education @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Join Medicare representative Diondre Williams to learn more about Medicare Education Health and Drug Planning. The program will provide an overview of what Medicare covers and does not cover, how to not overpay for a Medicare health plan and understand how they work, and how to protect your savings from out of pocket Medicare expenses.[...]
Oct
3
Mon
10:00 am Book Chatters
Book Chatters
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Book Chatters @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Discuss your latest reads, get recommendations, and learn about upcoming and recently released titles. Plus, take home a new book before its official release date. Ages: 18+.
10:00 am Monday Morning Movies
Monday Morning Movies
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monday Morning Movies @ Washington District Library- Sunnyland Branch
Come in for some mid-morning entertainment! Join us at Sunnyland the first Monday of the month for a movie. Snacks and drinks will be provided. October movie – Rear Window (PG) – running time 1h 52m Ages: 18+.